Sewing Update 8-4-13

I finished the New Look pattern.  I had planned to take photos of my wearing it; DH was in a hurry yesterday to get and back home so will have to wait for later.  Let me say that I love the fit of this pattern and will definitely make another of this style and will also use the other style for tops as well.

I know it is hard to see the cross over of this top and when hanging it looks somewhat droopy; when wearing all of this pulls together very nicely.  There is no neckline gaping and for me it is a more flattering look.

 The ruching of the sleeves adds a nice touch to this top.  I used clear elastic; pattern instructions for this is easy peasy!
 This is the ruching on the side.
The flowers are like cut out pieces of knit and the black background is a mesh type knit.  I was very pleased at how well this sewed up.  The anticipated issues of not sewing well, edges curling etc. did not happen.  Yeah.

Last night I was going through dress patterns to decide which to use to make a dress from this.
I decided on two patterns, one a Burda pattern from stash and the other was a new Butterick pattern.  This AM I cut around the pattern pieces to make the Burda pattern and then changed my mind.  Some time wasted; yet I just was not feeling the love for it.

So I plan to sew up this pattern.  Fitting adjustments will only involve bodice pieces; the Burda was going to involve more than I was willing to bargain for at this time.

More to share later.


  1. It is a lovely top Linda - I wasn't sure when I saw the pattern, but I can see that it folds very nicely.

    1. Thanks Sarah. I hope to wear it soon.

  2. What a lovely top you've made, Linda. I still have some fabric from Textile Studio, too. Now that I've made significant progress in pattern fitting, I'll get to using those nice fabrics.

  3. I love your top, and the fabric is so interesting and pretty, nice texture and subtle coloring. Great job!


  4. I really like your blouse Linda! The fabric too. Great job as always!

    1. Thank you, I hope I can wear it soon.

  5. Lovely top and perfect fabric, is the fabric a knit burnout?


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